If you know me, you know that I love salads, and my Apple Cashew Salad Recipe is definitely at the top of my list! It’s actually perfect for any season of the year (though for some reason I tend to make it more in the Autumn).
Pairing together apples and crunchy cashews, this is one of the few salads that my picky “I don’t like salads” husband will actually eat. (And he even asks me to make it periodically!)
This salad is low in sugar (and definitely safe if you’re doing the Gluten-Free Sugar Cleanse).
It’s also loaded with healthy fiber and fats. There’s also some protein with the help of the cashews that add a salty crunch.
This Apple Cashew Salad recipe is a great way to expand your salad options. You can also add some additional lean protein if you want such as grilled chicken or a filet of white fish. (I’ve included some good recipes to pair this with below!)
Apple Cashew Salad Recipe Ingredients
A couple of things to keep in mind when you’re picking your veggies —
Apples are notoriously high in pesticides.
That’s why I always recommend buying organic apples whenever possible.
If the skin of the apple is waxed, then I’d recommend peeling your apple. If it’s not, then leave the skin on for added fiber.
The other reason to remove it would be if you have trouble with apple skins or too much fiber.
Also, you’ve got to buy cashews that are clearly marked gluten free.
Though I’ve heard all the jokes about how everything is getting labeled gluten free, nuts are often contaminated not just with gluten, but also with wheat and other allergens.
In fact, it’s pretty hard to find nuts in the grocery store that AREN’T contaminated.
And having no warning on the packaging is not acceptable at all. (And no, the bulk bins are not a safe spot to buy anything if you’re gluten free.)
Nuts.com is one of the best spots online to order nuts that are safe from gluten.
Apple Cashew Salad Recipe Pairing Ideas
This yummy apple cashew salad would also go really well with: